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Man gets life for killing Japanese woman in Canada

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Hopefully is NOT parolled in 14 but maybe another 41

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I hope life means life.

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Ok, I can understand that some countries do not have a death penalty, but in such cases, life without parole should mean life without parole, to say that this POS can be eligible for parole is an affront to the victim.

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You get a LIFE sentence but can get out after 14 years? What's that?

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Commenters, his sentence says he will only be 'eligible' for parole after 14 years. If you follow the history of Canadian law in cases like this (and I do) you would know that he'll be in a federal penitentiary for a lot more than that. Getting paroled isn't a slam-dunk.

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did he say he was drunk and didn't remember?

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So sad to see an innocent life gone.This monster should never be freed.Cold blooded murderer.

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Life sentence with a chance of parole! That gives hope to the convict, and that is wrong!

Often times my Japanese friends will be surprised at the sentences that some US courts hand down, 200 plus years, etc etc, it's for this very reason! To eliminate ANY chance of parole.

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As others have stated above, he is merely eligible for parole after 14 years, which isn’t the same as saying he will get it.

Often times my Japanese friends will be surprised at the sentences that some US courts hand down, 200 plus years, etc etc, it's for this very reason! To eliminate ANY chance of parole

The ludicrous sentences in the US have nothing to do with parole, they are the byproduct of insane sentencing standards that require concurrent sentences and high minimums. A lot of those 200 year sentences are for non violent crimes that might get you only a couple of years in a developed country.

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The judge's statement,

"This was the killing of a completely innocent young woman," a local judge was quoted as saying. "This was a random and impulsive killing that seems to not have had any impact on Mr Schneider's subsequent behavior."

is pretty damning. The part of Mr. Schneider's subsequent behavior is interesting. Lacking further details, it would seem that would warrant a stiffer sentence.

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and what were his motives? there is no explanation whatsoever, just a puny apology and that's it?

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@socateos.

You get a LIFE sentence but can get out after 14 years? What's that?

That my friend is Canada for you!

Have a read here.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-life-in-prison-rarely-works-out-that-way-in-canada/article24301991/

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